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Lao National Museum
The building, typical of French colonial architecture, was built in 1925. It was the place where independent was declared in 1945. Sine then, the building has been extended and used for various purposes, including the headquarter of Laos government, housing the King when visiting from luang prabang, and prime minister’s office until 1975, when the.....

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Souphanouvong Museum
The Memorial of President Souphanouvong in Vientiane, Laos officially opened on November 30 2005. The museum was built as a remembrance of President Souphanouvong’s formidable achievements. The museum which used to be the President’s residence has two floors: the first floor contains a photo exhibit of his.....

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Police Museum
The People’s Security Museum in Vientiane was established to promote the 50thanniversary of founding the Lao People’s Security Forces in 1961 and to recognize the dedication of Lao leaders and warriors who fought for the country. It also aims to make the Lao People’s Security Forces known both regionally and internationally. The.....

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Kaysone Phomvihane Museum
The President Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum in Vientiane, Laos opened in December 2000 and is managed by the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party. The museum was established to give honor to Lao’s great revolutionary leader and former President Kaysone Phomvihane. The museum mainly.....

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Army Museum
The Lao People’s Army History Museum in Vientiane, Laos is located near the Ministry of Defense on Kaisone Phomvihane Road. Established in 1976, the museum contains weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army during the revolutionary period from 1950 until the liberation for independence of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975.

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Wat Ong Teu 
Wat Ong Teu was built in the early 16th century by King Setthathirat. It was destroyed during the war with the Siamese and was rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries. After the French reconstructed, the temple was used as a school for Theravada Buddhism. It is now the national center of Buddhist studies in Laos. With a visit to the Wat, you’re.....

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Wat Inpeng
Wat Inpeng is a famous Buddhist temple amongst the many temples in Vientiane, Laos. It’s located on Setthathirath Road between Chao Anou Road and Khun Boulom Road. The temple’s facade and ceiling are decorated by ornate gold designs and paintings depicting stories and tales of Buddha. A lion-like figure stands outside the entrance of the temple.....

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Chao Fa Ngum Statue 
The statue of King Fa Ngum with a small army of 3 elephants will welcome you to Vientiane, Laos. The statue was erected in 2003 to commemorate King Fa Ngum and the establishment of the Kingdom of Lane Xang in the 14th century. Being one of Vientiane’s popular landmarks, it has been a place where Lao people gather and.....

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Chao Anouvong Park
In Chao Anouvong Park stands the majestic statue of King Anouvong. The park was named after the King and he is highly regarded amongst Laotians. The statue was constructed in 2010 during Vientiane’s 450th Anniversary to commemorate the King’s noble contribution to Vientiane during his reign. Chao Anouvong was the last king of.....

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One of the most pleasant surprises awaiting the visitor to Vientiane is the French cultural influence surviving in the city, the legacy of the colonial period which lasted from the late 19th century until the 1950s. It is a pleasure to enjoy a breakfast of croissants and coffee. Lunch may well comprise freshly baked baguettes and pate.....

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